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June 2nd to June 3rd, 2018
The Maui Jim Ocean Shootout presented by Maui Jim Sunglasses is a unique two-day ocean event comprised of 10 individual sprint races and a team relay race in multi-disciplined events. Sprint races (~5-8 min each) will take place in the waters off Ka'anapali Beach fronting the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel. Participants will test their skills and challenge others in a series of individual races accumulating points over the two-days in their respective divisions.
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Big Competition for the Maui Jim Ocean Shootout
HONOLULU (July 3 1, 2017) – 2017 Maui Jim Ocean Shootout
On June 3&4, 2017, a record number of over 100 participants attended the Maui Jim Ocean Shootout competing for a $50,000 prize purse, the largest in the world of its kind. Three-time Champions Jackson Maynard (Australia) and Karla Gilbert (Australia) defended their respective titles for a convincing third consecutive win.
Gearing up for the ultimate challenge at Maui Jim Ocean Shootout
MAUI JIM® TO HOST THIRD ANNUAL OCEAN SHOOTOUT IN MAUI - All Event Proceeds to be Donated to Local Charities
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Lahaina, HI. (April, 18, 2017)– For the third year, Maui Jim, Inc.®, makers of premium polarized sunglasses enabling you to see life brilliantly, invites participants and spectators to the Maui Jim Ocean Shootout (formerly Maui Jim OceanFest), June 3-4, 2017. The unique, two-day ocean-lifeguard-style competition event is comprised of 10 individual sprint races and two co-ed relay races in multi-disciplined events. Set in the waters of Ka’anapali Beach, participants will have the opportunity to test their skills and challenge others in a series of individual races culminating in points over the two days for a $50,000 prize purse, the largest in the world of its kind.
“We are proud to once again host this event in our birthplace of Maui. The Maui Jim Ocean Shootout showcases short-format races nearshore and is hosted by the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel providing an ideal venue for competitors and spectators alike as they’ll be treated to great views of intense racing and competition,” said Jay Black, VP of Marketing at Maui Jim. “From those simply looking to get in the water and test out their skills to some of the world’s best ocean athletes, the Maui Jim Ocean Shootout is truly an event for everyone. We look forward to growing our O’hana with participants and spectators of all ages and experience, from the junior division to the return of our two-time champions, Karla Gilbert and Jackson Maynard.”
Throughout the Ocean Shootout, teams and individuals will compete in a wide range of international and Hawaiian-style competitive ocean sports, including sprint races in five disciplines: surf-ski, OC-1, SUP, paddleboard and swimming. It’s also the premier event in the newly launched Maui Jim Ocean Racing Series (MaJORS), which includes eight weekend events across four Hawaiian Islands. For more information on the MaJORS, visit http://mauijimmajors.com/.
Race options include team division and medley relays. Each competitor's individually accrued points over the weekend can also be applied toward their team points that will be tracked throughout the competition. The top three teams will earn prizes and an Overall Waterman and Waterwoman will be crowned after the Waterman Challenge finale race on Saturday, June 4.
Additional details on the Ocean Shootout are as follows:
- Where: All events will take place in the nearshore waters of Kaanapali and on the beachfront of the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel
- Who Can Enter: Registration is open to everyone and will have open class and age groups. All race registrations include free kids (Jrs-under 18 years) race entry. All Jrs registration is free.
- Registration: Participants can register for a single or two-day event at https://raceroster.com/events/2017/11272/maui-jim-ocean-shootout-2017. Early registration ends May 20
- Prizes: The Maui Jim Ocean Shootout is the highlight of the MaJORS, touting the biggest prize purse in the world for this type of event: $50,000. Races and overall points categories will divide the prize money
- Equipment: All equipment will be provided free with registration by Maui Jim, with the exception of paddles and accessories
The sunglass brand—known for its stylish frames and patented lenses that enable you to see the true beauty of the world—has also launched a sweepstakes for a lucky winner to enjoy a complimentary trip for two to Maui to see the competition live. The sweepstakes runs until April 30, and entry is easy, just visit http://www.mjoceanshootoutsweeps.com/?source=website to fill out the brief form.
With a deep heritage rooted in its home of Maui, the brand is proud to donate all event proceeds to five local charities, including: Hale Makua Health Services, Imua Family Services, Women Helping Women, Maui Arts and Cultural Center, and the Maui County Junior Lifeguard Program.
For full event rules, a race course map, accommodations, and a detailed schedule, visit MauiJimOceanShootout.com
Maui Jim To Host Third Annual Ocean Shootout In Maui
April 18, 2017 | Stephanie Proos
For the third year, Maui Jim, Inc.®, makers of premium polarized sunglasses enabling you to see life brilliantly, invites participants and spectators to the Maui Jim Ocean Shootout (formerly Maui Jim OceanFest), June 3-4, 2017. The unique, two-day ocean-lifeguard-style competition event is comprised of 10 individual sprint races and two co-ed relay races in multi-disciplined events. Set in the waters of Ka’anapali Beach, participants will have...Read More
How Maui Jim Ocean Shootout Started
The Maui Jim Ocean Shootout has its roots in ocean lifeguarding and surf lifesaving competitions but also pays tribute to the traditional Hawaiian ocean sports of outrigger paddling and stand up paddling. The idea for the Ocean Shootout came from Race Director Matt Dubrule’s years of competing at the United States Lifesaving Championships and the Hawaiian outrigger canoe paddling races throughout Hawaii. These sports helped shape the idea behind a new ocean event that would truly test the skills of watermen and women and eventually was born in 2015 as the Maui Jim OceanFest. After a slight name change in 2017 to the Maui Jim Ocean Shootout, the event has quickly become one of the most highly regarded ocean multi-sport events in the world. With a prize purse of $50,000, this is the largest purse in the world of any race of this type.
The Ocean Shootout pays tribute to the traditional lifesaving sports of surfski, paddleboard, swimming and running with a Hawaiian “Punch” by adding the outrigger canoe (OC-1) and the stand-up paddleboard. The Ocean Shootout combines the best of these sports and challenges even the most experienced athletes with the Ironman events that combine the various disciplines. The Ocean Shootout culminates with the Waterman event that combines all the disciplines into one continuous event.
The objectives of the Shootout include the following overarching principles:
- To support the local watersports community of Hawai‘i and the Pacific rim.
- Contribute to the perpetuation and evolution of the Hawaiian waterman lifestyle.
- Pay tribute to the legacy and history of Hawaiian waterman/woman.
- Support the growth of ocean watersports and develop the youth involvement.
- Promote ocean paddling as Hawaii’s state sport to a global audience.
The Maui Jim Ocean Shootout serves as the signature event of the Maui Jim Ocean Racing Series (MaJORS). This eleven event ocean race series serves as the premier ocean races in Hawaii and the Pacific. Learn more about the MaJORS here <http://mauijimmajors.com>.
The Tradition Continues
With a deep heritage rooted in Hawaii, Maui Jim has forged the Maui Jim Ocean Racing Series (MaJORS). Traversing four islands, three Hawaiian island channel crossings, two states and spanning 4 months (April-August). This ten-event racing series highlights Hawaii's geographical diversity. The MaJORS unifies ten existing ocean races into one ongoing event series. The MaJORS was conceived as a result of participant demand and is composed of both new events and long-standing channel crossings with long heritage. The Ocean Shootout is the premier event in the Maui Jim Ocean Racing Series, visit mauijimmajors.com.